8 nights at the Settlers. The Staff are smart and professional. The location was terrific. Accommodations were very comfortable with an extremely well equipped kitchen (not that it was used that much). The on site restaurant 'Spago' was the weak point with simple dishes that really lacked any flair or depth of taste. Having said that, the thin crust pizza we enjoyed at lunch was good but sadly the dinner menu just does not stand up.
We ate at some superb restaurants. I recommend the dining next door at The Sandpiper, superb service and one of the finest renditions of a foie gras appetizer I have ever enjoyed. Daphne's was good but does not live up to the hype in terms of service, a very attractive and stylish staff came over as being a bit pompous. Cin Cin was excellent with superb food and an enthusiastic and efficient staff. Tides was close to perfect with a great bar staff of talented mixoligists and a wonderful menu nicely prepared. The Cliff was as it should be in its stunning location, special! Leaves a sting in the wallet though!
A little Indian restaurant around the corner from Settlers was credible if you crave a decent curry. The Vindaloo provided all the heat I could handle. A sushi restaurant (the name escapes me) at the end of the same road as the Indian, Sitar was very good. Owned by a most amiable Englishman the welcome was warm and real.
At the Settlers' the GM, a Kiwi by the name of Vanessa runs a tight ship and one that I would recommend to everyone. Book it, you will not be dissapointed.
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